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IPL 2018: Five memorable quotes from the IPL

Indian Premier League
Indian Premier League
Ashwan Rao

Quotes are nothing but a true reflection of a person's emotions. They add flavor to the contests and the press conferences. Quotes can be witty and funny. Sometimes, they come out due to the emotional outbursts.

The game of Cricket has seen numerous quotes by the legendary players, coaches and the umpires in its illustrious history. In the fan-favorite Indian Premier League, there have been some beautiful quotes over the last decade. Some of those grabbed the headlines instantly. Let us now look at some of those memorable quotes in the history of the IPL.

Francois du Plessis
Francois du Plessis
"Chennai is like putting your head into an oven and turning it to 200 degrees and baking yourself"

-Francois du Plessis, on playing in Chennai during the summer

Every year, the IPL is played during the peak Indian summer. The temperatures soar high during those two months. The players find it difficult to play under the scorching heat of the sun.

In Chennai especially, the temperatures soar as high as 45 degrees Celsius during the day-time. The South African batsman, Faf du Plessis speaks about his experience of playing for the Chennai Super Kings at the Chepauk during the unforgiving Indian summer. He depicts, how it feels to play at Chennai during the Indian summer.

Ravi Shastri
Ravi Shastri
"When someone gets a stomach upset, it's because of the IPL. If someone gets an outside edge, it's because of the IPL"

-Ravi Shastri, defending the IPL

Former Indian Cricketer, Ravi Shastri lashing out at the criticisms made on the IPL. The IPL has confronted many obstacles in the past ten years and there have been many controversies too.

But unfazed by these issues, it has evolved as a major brand in the world of Cricket, no doubt. It has changed the mindset of the players towards the game. The IPL has provided so many stars to almost all the cricket playing nations. It popularized the game and attracted many fans in the last decade.

Adam Gilchrist
Adam Gilchrist
"So the crowd can watch Chris Gayle bat earlier"

-Adam Gilchrist, after the toss against RCB

Who is not a fan of the ‘Universal Boss’, Chris Gayle! Fans throng the stadiums just to watch his magic with the willow. When he is at his best, the hapless bowlers are taken all over the park.

It seems that even the former Australian great, Adam Gilchrist is quite impressed with the Jamaican’s batting. Gilchrist, the former Kings XI Punjab skipper justifying why he chose to bowl after winning the toss against the Royal Challengers Bangalore during an IPL match.

Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh
"What time's the Gangnam?"

-Yuvraj Singh, after the 2014 IPL Auctions

Yuvraj Singh became the most expensive player during the 2014 IPL auctions after the Royal Challengers Bangalore bought him for a staggering amount of Rs.14 crore. Yuvi was very excited to join his new teammates Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers at RCB.

He just could not wait to join the party and get going. He expressed his excitement through his tweet. This RCB squad was something extraordinary, but unfortunately, Yuvraj did not live up to the expectations. He was eventually released by the RCB the next season.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni
"Your franchise pays so much money for you, you should at leat make the semi-finals. After that you can say it is a lottery"

-MS Dhoni, explains about his celebration

Who can forget MS Dhoni’s celebrations after scoring the winning runs against the Kings XI Punjab at Dharamsala. He was charged up after sealing Chennai’s win. Fans did not expect such a wild celebration from ‘Captain Cool.’

His cameo took the Chennai Super Kings into the semi-finals of the 2010 IPL season. He wanted to repay the franchise’s faith by at least guaranteeing the knockout rounds, as the situation becomes unpredictable from there on.

Edited by Kishan Prasad

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